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Glipizide

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Glipizide is a sulfonylurea anti-diabetic agent used to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes. Glipizide works by causing the pancreas to release more insulin into the bloodstream. 

 

How do I give this medication?medications

  • Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • Give this medication with meals.
  • If the medicine is a liquid, measure the dose with reasonable care.
  • Try to give this medication at about the same time each day.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and do not give more often than directed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.

 

What if I miss giving a dose?

If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

 

How do I store this medicine?

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

 

What are the potential side effects?

"Notify your veterinarian if your pet experiences any troublesome side effects."

  • The following side effects have been noted: low blood sugar, which may result in nervousness, low body temperature, headache, confusion, vomiting.
  • Notify your veterinarian if your pet experiences any troublesome side effects.
  • Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

 

Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian if you are giving your pet any other medication or supplements.
  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may be anticipated. If this occurs, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
  • The following drugs can potentially interact with glipizide: chloramphenicol, furazolidone, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, salicylates, sulfonamides, warfarin, beta adrenergic blocking agents, barbiturates, probenecid, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, thiazide diuretics, and cimetidine.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

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